(kind of drags a little bit in the middle, but the finale more than makes up for it).
Really great insight into the most prolific and successful filmmaker of (possibly) all-time. This documentary is better than I excepted, but you're not getting anything transcendent here. I am a huge Spielberg fan, so this is essentially required viewing for me. I enjoyed the interviews with his family (siblings and parents). This, along with Steven opening up about his youth, upbringing, and parents' divorce, gave me a really interesting re-contextualization of the humanistic through-line that connects his entire filmography.
With the original being my favorite film from Pixar, I allowed myself to have semi-high expectations for this. Brad Bird returning as writer and director, after a brief stint in the realm of live action, was a hopeful sign, and the story picking up immediately after the events of the first was a strange but alluring choice.
Overall, I adored this film, despite a good number of nits to pick. There are two tiny moments that bothered me, one in…
This was stressful as hell. John Krasinski pulls heavily from the Hitchcock handbook to build suspense, not relying on cheap jump scares. I would have loved to have had a completely silent audience, but that's just a rare luxury these days. People are still gonna look at their damn phones, and make hushed comments to their friends. I did appreciate the one girl in the theater who aggressively shushed a loud asshole twice. I think Krasinski crafted a film that…